March 29-30, 2019
National Summit on School Safety
An intensive, two day conference focused on comprehensive school safety. Ideal for educators, administrators, safety professionals, mental and behavioral health practitioners, and community members and leaders, this event provides hands-on learning from national and regional experts about school safety best practices.
April 25, 2019
School Counselors' Symposium
Elementary through high school counselors are invited to gather with us as we provide a day of professional learning. Additionally, participants will be provided the opportunity to participate in discussions related to best practices, cutting edge research-based programs, and the latest updates from the Texas Education Agency regarding counselor roles and responsibilities.
June 3-4, 2019
Instruction Technology Leadership Academy (ITLA)
This academy will provide a unique opportunity for new or existing professionals and teams to build their capacity as leaders who support technology-enhanced instruction. During our full-day workshop on Day 1, Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad joins us to help develop our skillsets for everyday instructional coaching. Regardless of your coaching model or time constraints, his seven daily drivers help make the coaching experience manageable and successful. On Day 2, participants dive into developing personal skill sets within our work of supporting technology-enhanced instruction. All participants will receive lunch on Day 1 of the academy.
Attend this one day session to hear from leading national experts about how Section 504/ADA have been interpreted by the courts through recent case law. Learn about similarities and differences among these federal laws and effective ways to identify and serve students under Section 504/ADA.
The Section 504 pre-institute will be held on June 3rd. Get details for the pre-institute here
Attend this two-day institute to acquire the latest information related to the comprehensive and integrated evaluation of students, and to promote the knowledge and application of best practices in the area of student evaluation. The Summer Evaluation Institute preconference will be held on June 5th with keynote speaker Dr. David KilPatrick, author of "Essentials of Assessing, Preventing and Overcoming Reading Difficulties." Get details for the preconference here.
June 10–11, 2019
Join Region 4 ESC and Crime Stoppers Safe Schools Institute for this 2-day summit on school safety! Topics will include: human trafficking, trauma informed care, transportation, facilities, drug alcohol issues, school health nursing, gangs, internet safety, mental health, juvenile justice, restorative practices, domestic violence, response to active shooter, threat assessment, and many others. This summit is open to school-based law enforcement, school administrators, teachers, counselors, emergency management, safety personnel, and community partners with interest in school safety.
Explore the power of S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) as it applies to real-world connections, creativity through collaboration, and innovation through art and engineering. This 1-day conference incorporates workshop-style sessions organized by grade bands and identified by STEAM strands, allowing you to personalize your conference experience. Discover innovative ways to make instructional connections that transform engaged students to empowered learners.
Join education professionals at this Institute as we explore evidenced-based practices for creating effective learning environments for all learners. AGC Institute strands will include solutions for accessing academic content, navigating federal and state accountability systems, achieving rigorous state assessment standards, creating 21st century digital learning environments, increasing student engagement, supporting post-secondary transition, and implementing effective inclusive practices. Participants will leave the AGC Institute with practical strategies to promote access to and progress in the general curriculum.
This conference is about designing responsive classrooms and delivering curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of any kindergarten student, including those with disabilities. Participants will gain information, strategies and materials that will help them create a classroom where students with disabilities can receive specially designed instruction that supports their learning in the least restrictive environment.
July 17-18, 2019
This multi-day conference is designed to support teachers of preschoolers with disabilities in all settings. The sessions provide opportunities for teachers to delve in depth on topics that include creating a high quality early childhood program, specialized designed instructional strategies for differentiation and providing supports in the least restrictive environment. Participants will gain information, strategies, and materials that will support service delivery to preschoolers with disabilities in various classroom settings.
Join this 3-day symposium to hear from leaders in the field of autism research and practice. Participants will gain information on critical issues related to autism and best practices to support students with autism.